Thursday, November 11, 2010

Looking Forward to Turkey - Trots!

Tis the season for Turkey Trots! A few good ones coming up around here in the next couple weeks.

Coming up first, this Sunday the 14th, is the Donner Lake Turkey Trot. Team Library Dork made a good showing at this race last year, and I like the small-race atmosphere. Interesting distance, too - a 7-mile loop around the lake. At least a couple of us should show up for it this year.

The Saturday after that, the 20th, is the Cold Turkey Run in Carson City - a 4-mile trail race. This is the first run in the Winter Trail Series in Carson, put on by Ascent Physical Therapy. Some of the Carson City Runners that I ran with last weekend turned me on to this series, and it sounds like a good deal, and pretty fun. I have a PDF of the race info and registration, and I've put it on the race calendar, but I can't find where it's available online. So, if you're interested, I can send info, or contact Ascent at the link above. The forms are available on the "Race Training Groups" page at Ascent's website.

The BIG Turkey Trot around here is, of course, the Sparks event - now apparently called the Scheels Turkey Trot. It looks like they've retained the same "wings" logo and the sweatshirt giveaway, but have moved the course slightly to the Legends parking lot in front of Scheels. I previewed the course a couple weeks ago at the Spark-a-delic 10K.) Much bigger turnout here than those other two races - So lots of walkers to dodge and people to chase. But it's usually a big, fun party.

Hope to see people out at some of these!